Our iPGCE programme will help you to:

  • Become an empowered, reflective practitioner and manager in education who can be an agent of change
  • Critically engage with a wide range of education issues from a multidisciplinary subject/phase perspective
  • Develop models of good practice by drawing on a range of literature and comparing your own teaching practice to existing good practice models
  • Build upon your professional experience to link theory with research, policy and practice in international education and development

Who can enrol?

If you’re teaching in an international school and want to improve the quality of your teaching, develop effective subject knowledge and pedagogy within the context of international school systems and gain a Masters’ level qualification, our iPGCE could be ideal for you. Based on the English national curriculum, it has been designed to be applied across a range of English language curricula including International Baccalaureate, Cambridge International or a blend.

To join our iPGCE programme you must:

  • Be in a teaching role by the time you start the programme in a school where the working language is English
  • Have the full support of your school for the entirety of the programme, who will need to appoint a suitable in-school mentor
  • Hold a degree awarded by a UK university or a recognised degree equivalent qualification
  • If English is not your first language, you must achieve IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (no less than 6.0 in any element)
  • Have day-to-day access to a computer and the internet and regular access to a classroom context

How is the programme delivered?

Our iPGCE programme is delivered through an award-winning online platform called Learn.

Provided in partnership with University of East London (UEL), the programme consists of two core modules that blend applied teaching theory with practice and draw upon decades of practical, classroom-based teaching expertise and higher education provision. Designed to support teachers in any context to develop their skills, whether teaching in English or another language, the iPGCE really does help
learners to develop their expertise in areas of teaching that matter to them.

Your programme will consist of two core modules:

  • Developing effective subject knowledge and pedagogy
  • Investigating strategies for raising pupil learning and achievement

Throughout your programme, you’ll be supported by iPGCE pathway tutor and school mentor.

Successful completion of your programme will lead to the award of International Postgraduate Certificate in Education by UEL.

The iPGCE is currently available in EYFS, primary, secondary and SEND.

Course fees and funding

The fee for our iPGCE programme is £3,600 plus VAT (where applicable). The programme fee must be paid in full prior to formal enrolment.

Course start dates

Application deadline Start date
22 August 2022 (extended to Wednesday 31 August) 12 September 2022
5 December 2022 9 January 2023 


All application deadlines will close at 5pm BST on the dates listed above.